Who thought that zombie movies would break into mainstream? This is a perfect example of a horror/comedy that made it into the big leagues. This way people will see this type of flick and want to see more like him. That will bring them to a lot of underground movies that are really good but did not have enough money to be advertised like this. More like Shaun of the Dead and less like Dead Snow, Zombieland is a fun ride through the wasteland. The fact that this is a movie about zombies, doesn’t diminish the sheer quality of the script with a lot of jokes and likable characters. So, you’ve got jokes, characters, gore and action, the only thing that’s missing is nudity and I’m willing to let that go. Also, the sacred rule of horror comedies has been followed and the movie doesn’t take itself seriously, even poking jabs at the usual zombie and horror stereotypes.
Anyway, I was sold after a few first few minutes, during the presentation of the zombie mayhem survival rules followed by a series of scenes with graphic zombie mutilation and in background For Whom The Bells Toll was blasting, fucking awesome. This movie is like a sweet candy that you can’t get enough, if you wanted to make movie with the same theme this would be it (being a zombie comedy fan, of course). Everything is here and it’s so fucking polished, well, we could do without that crappy romance thing going on, but what you gonna do.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
Fun Stuff: Director Ruben Fleischer has stated that he was inspired to make this by Shaun of the Dead (2004) – another zombie comedy.